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Located in Himachal Pradesh
Altitude or height of the mountains besides the valley - approx. 615 m high
Main attractions in the valley - Kangra Fort, Brajeshwari Temple, Jwalamukhi
Ideal visiting time - May to October
Kangra Valley, Himachal Pradesh - Welcome!
The town of Kangra has experienced being a significant seat of administrative activities, since it had once been the capital of the Chand Dynasty. Though this glory of being an important center of administration faded out in the past times, Kangra still possesses its beauty and picturesque sceneries to have its head held up high among the most preferred place of visit and tour. The Kangra Valley is situated between the ranges of the Dhaula Dhar and the Shivalik hills. The green sublime and luxuriant atmosphere and view of the Kangra Valley gives you a matchless experience of a lifetime.
Historical Feats :
One of the most famous sites to visit in the Kangra Valley is the Temple of Brajeshwari Devi. In the past, this temple had been an epicenter of devotion, not only for resident devotees and worshippers, but also from all over India and neighboring countries that come here to offer their prayers to the Goddess Brajeshwari. History has witnessed the riches and fame of the temple, which were hampered and plundered over by illicit invaders. But each time the temple was able to restore itself back to the original state, it is said that the blessings of the Goddess would never let it fall. Besides, there is also an ancient fort in the Kangra Valley, known as the Kangra Fort. It was captured by the British in the year 1846, pertaining to a clause of a treaty. An earthquake in the year 1905 had demolished both the Temple and the fort. While the temple was restored back from ashes, the fort still lies in ruins, which enhances its historical significance when looked at, now.
The Beautiful Kangra :
The Kangra Valley offers beautifully contrasting places to visit in its locale. While one aspect of Dharamsala is being home to a wonderfully inscribed Hindu- Buddhist temples like Baijnath, Jwalamukhi, Chamunda Devi, Brajeshwai and so on, clouded by Buddhist around to breathe; the other part of its beauty is the scenic country side, as if an enigmatic artist had, ages ago, drawn the vast green pastures with snow- topped mountains backing them, in the sketch book of Himachal Pradesh.
The valley of Kangra has numerous streams flowing through it, making one imagine of it and feel as though numerous strings of a musical instrument are intermingling to make the valley sing of its wonder. The forests and dense green areas include a mix of sub- Himalayan and tropical vegetation. Some of them, like the high oaks and the enchanting Himalayan cedars, crown the crests of the hills. The background of this Nature’s painting include the upper halves of the Dhauladhar mountain ranges, rising high up to 14,000 feet, that are bleak white when the sun shines dim upon them, and turn to romantic mellow pink when the dusk is about to set its stage.
The Bold Kangra :
The Kangra Valley is a perfect instance to describe the phrase ‘bold and beautiful’. Apart from being a beautiful place to soothe the eyes, the valley also offers something to suit your adventure hunger. It is recommended highly for trekking, mountaineering, hand- gliding, rock climbing, and fishing in the streams. These streams are home to a huge variety of fish like the Soal, Malli, Bachwa, Mahaseer, Shingra and Gid.
Other Amenities :
There are numerous lodging, boarding, eating and shopping facilities in the town of Kangra, where you will be landing and staying when you arrive to visit the Kangra Valley. The valley can be visited easily, since Kangra town is well connected to Dharamsala and the valley by road. You can arrive into Kangra town via railways, get down at the nearest railheads Pathankot - which is about 86 km away, and Mukarian - which is 30 km away, from Kangra valley. The Kangra airport is 7 km away and has direct flights to and from Delhi. So, ready with your bags packed?